Les Miserables

Les Miserables Tickets

The West End's longest running musical, Les Misérables has been enjoyed by over 70 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe and is still breaking box-office records as it passes its 30th year in London. The original production, which features direction by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, continues to run at the Queen's Theatre, having transferred from the Palace Theatre in April 2004.

Featuring a stunning score by Boublil and Schönberg, Cameron Mackintosh's original production opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, where it went on to become a musical theatre phenomenon. Fans of the show continue to revisit this dazzling original that includes hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “Bring Him Home” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.

Adapted from the original epic novel by Victor Hugo, the musical is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and tells a powerful and moving story of unrequited love, sacrifice, passion, redemption and revolutionary spirit.

Les Misérables has won a multitude of awards around the globe, and was recently honoured with the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. It has ran on Broadway in three separate productions, and has enjoyed numerous UK tours. An Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of the show was released in cinemas in 2012 starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, and has continued to broaden the appeal of the show.

Don't miss your chance to see this spectacular original production, and one of the West End's most exciting and powerful musicals.

Book your Les Misérables tickets, playing at the Queen's Theatre today.

Running time: 
3 hours
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About Les Miserables:

Opening in 1815, Les Misérables tells the story of convict Jean Valjean who is released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang. As he finds that his ticket of leave condemns him to be a social outcast, he is embittered by years of hardship, and steals silver from a Bishop who lies to save his life in front of the police. Feeling a divine intervention, Valjean swears to start his life anew, breaking his parole in search of a better life. Inspector Javert commits his life to tracking him down, leading to a dangerous past encounter that haunts him at every turn.

After saving the sick Fantine from a life spent as a prostitute in Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais, Valjean commits himself to looking after her daughter Cosette, becoming a surrogate father to the child. As the pair move to Paris to once again escape Javert, they become caught up in the student uprising that threatens the peace in the city. Cosette falls in love with the dashing student Marius, and all the characters find themselves juggling their sense of loyalty with love, compassion and the need for redemption.

Child Policy:
Recommended for children aged 7 or over; children under 5 will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.
By:
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton
Producer:
Cameron Mackintosh
Director:
Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Songs by:
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lighting:
David Hersey
Sound:
Mick Potter and Andrew Bruce
Design:
John Napier
Choreography:
Kate Flatt
Costume:
Andreane Neofitou
Cast list:
Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Oliver Brenin; Ciarán Bowling; Hugo Chiarella; Andy Conaghan; Killian Donnelly; Alice Ellen Wright; Sophie-May Feek; Hyoie O’Grady; Catherine Hannay; Antony Hansen; Holly-Anne Hull; James Hume; Karis Jack; Ciaran Joyce; Charlotte Kennedy; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Jo Loxton; John Lumsden; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Jonny Purchase; Lauren Soley; Carley Stenson; Jacqueline Tate; Shaq Taylor; George Tebbutt; Hayden Tee; Lee Van Geleen; Danny Whitehead and Paul Wilkins.
Other info:
The show premiered at the Barbican on 8th Oct 1985, then transferred to Palace Theatre 4 Dec 1985, before transferring to Queen's Theatre 3 April 2004
Les Miserables Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 8 October, 1985
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 8 October, 1985
Available from: 
Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 20 October, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

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Les Miserables Customer reviews

Our Review

Les Misérables is a monolith of a musical that at 30 years young shows no signs of slowing down. Even on a Wednesday matinee three decades after opening in London the show received unadulterated concentration from a full house, along with a standing ovation. Part of the joy and the energy comes from the sheer commitment and devotion shown by the cast, who walk the familiar territory as though... Read more

Latest Les Miserables News & Features

David Thaxton
David Thaxton to return to Les Miserables in 2018
Monday, November 6, 2017

Olivier Award-winning actor David Thaxton is set to return to the Queen’s Theatre next year to play Javert in Les Miserables.  Thaxton previously played the role in 2014, as well as previously playing the role of Enjolras in the show. The actor won an Olivier Award for his role as Giorgio in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, and has also appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar and Love Never Dies. 

Interview with Les Miserable's new Fantine, Carley Stenson
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Carley Stenson is currently settling into life in West End’s longest running musical, Les Miserables as Fantine. After eight years playing the character Steph Cunningham in Hollyoaks, she joined the cast of Legally Blonde the Musical, and went on to have roles in Shrek the Musical, Spamalot and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Now, she takes on an iconic role in one of the world’s most beloved musicals, so we caught up with her to see how she’s finding it. Your run in Les Miserables has just got underway, how has it all been for you?

Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson lead the new London cast of Les Miserables
Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson lead the new London cast of Les Miserables
Friday, April 28, 2017

Producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced major cast changes for the West End production of Les Misérables which continues to run at the Queen's Theatre, now in its 33rd record-breaking year. From 12 June 2017 Olivier Award-nominee Killian Donnelly will star as ‘Jean Valjean' alongside Carley Stenson will join the company as ‘Fantine’. Hayden Tee will return to play ‘Javert’ from 17 July.

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